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New Zealand Post Conspires With a Kiwi Family to Keep Their Christmas Secrets, Secret

The Ho Ho Hush Hush campaign was developed by FCB New Zealand

New Zealand Post Conspires With a Kiwi Family to Keep Their Christmas Secrets, Secret

What’s the hardest part of Christmas? Keeping your loved ones’ presents under wraps. NZ Post has launched a new Christmas campaign via FCB New Zealand, which is a charming celebration of the little white lies it’s only acceptable to tell at Christmas. After all, we all want to make sure there’s no spoilers before the big day.

In the playful tale we watch a New Zealand Post courier helping to keep the magic of Christmas alive, by conspiring with a family’s game of Secret Santa. The endearing courier goes above and beyond to keep their ho ho secrets, hush hush. Their covert exchanges are all brought to life with a little help from a classic Fleetwood Mac track, sung by a local choir for bonus festive points.



With more and more Kiwis doing their Christmas shopping online, who better to help keep ho ho hush hush than the company delivering the most presents through the country, New Zealand Post.

The Ho Ho Hush Hush theme continues from the 60” TVC right through to 45” and 15” cut-downs, out of home, social, and even onto courier vans.

Says Sarah Sandoval, general manager of consumer marketing and brand at NZ Post: “Our objective for this campaign is to increase brand saliency for NZ Post as a parcel delivery business and to connect our brand to that key and often emotional moment of receiving a parcel from online shopping, whether it’s a parcel for yourself or a loved one.”

Says Tony Clewett, chief creative officer at FCB New Zealand: “Love the insight around telling harmless porky-pies in the lead up to Xmas; love the not-so-subtle humour of the nose grows and secret exchanges; and love how it changes emotive gears the moment our hero’s questioned over his Xmas spirit. Of course, nothing happens and our iconic kiwi postie passes with flying colours.”

The campaign launched across TV, out of home, social, and even onto courier vans last night and will be running from 3 November to 21st December.

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Creative Agency: FCB New Zealand

Chief Creative Officer: Tony Clewett

Creative Director: Slade Gill

Senior Creative: Hayley Marks

Senior Creative: Kimberley Torrie

Creative Services Director: Jenni Doubleday

Designer/s: Joshua O’Neill

Stills photographer: Michael Braid

Retoucher: Scott Kelly

Head of Content: Pip Mayne

Senior Producer: Amanda Langkilde

Group Business Director: Laura Goldie

Account Director: Melanie Cutfield

Motion Graphics Editor/s: Corban Koschak

Planner: David Thomason

Planner: Dan West

Group Business Director PHD Media: Amanda Palenski

Associate Business Director PHD Media: Sunita Bhana

Digital Director PHD Media: Jono Joseph

Client: NZ POST

GM Manager Marketing: Sarah Sandoval

Head of Marketing Communications: Jacqui Copas

Senior Campaign Manager: Claire Henderson

Production Company: Thick As Thieves

Director: Luke Shanahan

Executive Producer: Nik Beachman

Director of Photography: Maria Ines Manchego

Production Designer: Brant Fraser

Prosthetics: Sean Foot

Offline editor: Tim Mauger

Online, Grade & Visual effects: Blockhead

VFX Supervisor & Online: Richard Betts

VFX Assist: James Robertson

Post production producer: Adriana Arriaga

Colourist: Dave Gibson

Grading & Retouching: Jason King – SixtyFour

Sound Studio: Liquid Studios

Studio Producer: Tamara O’Neill

Sound Engineer: Craig Matouschka

Music Publishing: Universal Music

Music: Little Lies / Fleetwood Mac

Composers: McVie / Mendonca

Rerecord and Arrangement: Peter van der Fluit

Category: Business Services , Mailing

Genre: Drama , Music & Sound Design , Musical , People , Storytelling